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    grosswater 140
    net water 100
    mrc calcium reactor (just starting as we speak)
    percision marine skimmer for 150 gal
    po4 0.2 no3 0 ca 300 alk 6.1 mg 1050
    aquamedic dual 250w hqi 2 39w atinics
    no corals yet
    tank running about 2 months
    want to use zeovit to replicate natural conditions for corals
    120lbs of live rock
    salifert test kits
    salinity 1.025 temp 79-81
    ive just been running tank with weekly water changes i know some values are low like calcium but i just hooked up my new calcium reactor to get everything up to par today is the first day i tested anything outside of ph and salinity im taking my time before adding livestock have all of the basic 4 and am ready to go i just need the dosing rates and some helpfull advice thank you mike

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    Hi Mike, & congratulations on beginning the ZEOvit method Mike, be sure to obttain a Mg test kit[Salifert's] & maintain this >1250. Your Ca should be >400 & dKH 6-8. Read all the stickies & know the ZEOvit guide's principles. For your system, I recommend the following:

    1)dose 1 Cup carbon in a filter sock, passively in your sump, kneaded 3 x's/wk. & changed-out monthly.
    2)dose 1 ltr. zeolites in your filter with a flow rate ~100gph. A little more or less is fine. Cycle the stones on & off at 3hr. intervals. Be sure the stones are submerged below the filter water line when "off". Pump-clean the zeolites 1-2x's/day. Exchange these every 6 wks.
    3)dose 3 drops Bak/Food7 daily for 2 wks. then 3 drops each 2x's/wk. Dose these near the filter pump when it's "on". Turn off your skimmer for 60min after dosing these. Bak is refrigerated, btw.
    4)dose Start2 0.2ml 2x's/day in front of the filter pump--it is not necessary to turn off your skimmer when just dosing Start2.

    Once you place corals, consider dosing AAHC & C-V as per the ZEOvit guidelines. After a zeolite exchange or 2, PIF, Fe zeo-supplements may be useful. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


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      thanks bob ill get back to you and let you know how its going